Make itOct/Nov 2014 Issue

Beauty in a Box: All-Purpose Baking Soda

Beauty in a Box: All-Purpose Baking Soda

Personal care comes naturally with baking soda.

Baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate) has been a part of everyday life since ancient Egyptians used it as a simple cleanser and soap. Today, itís a household staple. There are few commercial products that compare to baking soda in terms of versatility, effectiveness and overall safety. This natural beauty aid can be used head to toe to keep your skin, hair and body looking and feeling their best. Itís mildly abrasive, which makes it a gentle cleanser for skin, nails and teeth. It neutralizes acid, keeping your bodyís natural pH level in check. Itís also a powerful deodorizer, which is why itís an ingredient in many commercial foot powders and deodorants. Here are a few easy ways to use this natural ingredient.

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